In the mediation process, the parties have the power to decide the outcome of their dispute in a process which is less expensive and less stressful than going through with a full trial.
Paul G. Dell, having extensive experience in both Family and Business Mediation, emphasizes dispute resolution in private, confidential, non-combative, and professional settings – outside of the courthouse. He is compassionate, with the right temperament, and he is committed to resolving the parties’ dispute with compassion and respect for everyone involved, while giving each party the attention which they require during their involvement in a challenging legal process.
“I am a proponent of the parties being empowered and informed to make their own choices through the alternative dispute resolution process — specifically mediation. Since 2001, as a Mediator, I have settled many complex civil and family matters through mediated settlement agreements.”
- Paul G. Dell
What is Mediation:Mediation is the controlled and confidential communications between the parties, through a facilitator (the Mediator) with the goal of reaching an agreement.
Mediation is generally confidential, as you desire and agree, be that by statute, contract, rules of evidence and/or privilege. Mediation discussions and all materials developed for a mediation are generally not admissible in any subsequent court or other contested proceeding, except for a finalized and signed mediated agreement. Your mediator is obligated to describe the extent of mediation confidentiality and exceptions to that confidentiality.
The mediator has an equal and balanced responsibility to assist each mediating party and cannot favor the interests of any one party over another, nor should the mediator favor a particular result in the mediation. Your mediator is ethically obligated to acknowledge any substantive bias on issues in discussion. The mediator’s role is to ensure that parties reach agreements in a voluntarily and informed manner, and not as a result of coercion or intimidation.
Based upon having actively participated in voluntarily resolving issues, participant satisfaction and the likelihood of compliance are found to be elevated through mediation compared to court options.
$350 per party Half-Day Civil (9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
$400 per party Half-Day Family (9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
$600 per party Full-Day Civil (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – lunch provided)
$700 per party Full-Day Family (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – lunch provided)More questions? Call us for a free 30 minute consultation